Joo Chiat Chiap Kee – People Queue for their Handmade Fishballs!
A friend of mine commented that I have not been blogging about hawker, so I decided to share one hawker stall today.
It was a weekday late morning. While I was queueing for Hon Ni Nasi Lemak, I saw a long queue at Joo Chiat Chiap Kee Fishball Noodles. I changed my mind and join the fishball noodles queue instead. Opened since 1965 (according to their signboard), Joo Chiat Chiap Kee does very good fishball noodles.
I don’t usually eat fishball noodles when I am in a hawker centre for a meal. Mainly because most of the hawker stalls get their fishballs from factories which I didn’t quite like it. But when I see queues forming at fishball noodles stall, I know there should be something good from the stall (For example Ru Ji Kitchen).
WHY SHOULD YOU QUEUE FOR THIS STALL?
Reason #1: They make their own fishballs! It is so difficult to find a fishball stall that still makes their own fishballs everyday. Their fishballs are not exactly round, but they are in a dome shape. Nevermind about the shape, each fishball is fresh, chewy and gives a satisfying homely taste! They also sell their raw fishballs at 7 for $1.
Reason #2: Their sambal chilli is to die for. Super shiok, and I can easily finish my bowl of noodles.
Reason #3: Reasonable pricing. For $3, I get 5 fishballs, 1 meatball and 1 dumpling. Cheap right?
True enough, Joo Chiat Chiap Kee did not fail me (apologize for my dirt chopsticks, I was too hungry). I was probably the 8th person in the queue, but I do not have to wait very long for my bowl of fishball noodles, which shows that the long queue is NOT a reason for its slow service, but because they cook good food!
Joo Chiat Chiap Kee
Address: Blk 216 Bedok North Food Centre #01-31
Closed on Wednesdays
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